Let's be real.

Does anyone actually like exams?

To be fair, most students do not like the thought of exams simply because it is often associated with the stress of studying and also the stress of not getting their desired results.

One major factor that often causes students to feel demotivated to revise and enjoy a subject is how they perceive the subject.

"It's too difficult."

"I do not understand this at all."

"Why is this important to me?"

For a subject like Accounting which requires great attention to detail and also good analytical skills, it's easy to feel overwhelmed at the beginning.

That's why we hope that through this article, you will find many insights to mastering SPM Prinsip Perakaunan, be it through the review of this subject's format and structures, learning topics from Form 4 to Form 5 as well as practical tips to score well.

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Why Do Some Students Find SPM Accounting Difficult?

Firstly, let's talk about the three main reasons that cause a subject to be difficult, whereby in this case it's SPM Accounting.

a) Not well versed with the core concepts of the syllabus

It's so important to build a strong foundation from your Form 4 studies instead of thinking that you will have it easier for your Form 5 studies.

Make sure you are familiar with the formats of various financial documents, their purposes and also how to correctly record various transactions involving the"money in" and "money out" information into the right categories when you are preparing the documents.

For instance under the chapter of Buku Catatan Pertama (Chapter 4 in Form 4 SPM Accounting syllabus), there are subsections such as:

  • Jurnal Am
  • Jurnal Khas
  • Buku Tunai
  • Buku Tunai Runcit

You can be tested on any financial documents in both Paper 1 and Paper 2 so it's best to be safe than sorry. Don't assume that you only need to master one subsection under each chapter.

b) Unfamiliar with the marking scheme and latest format of the papers

Sometimes having all the theoretical knowledge is not sufficient to secure you a high score for your actual exam. Though we agree that studying hard is important, a fruitful learning process also requires you to study smart.

Knowing the mark allocation, structures for different sections of the papers and also what constitutes the right answers will help you to have a higher probability to score well too!

You will be more confident because you can plan your answers in a systematic manner and avoid unnecessary workings.

c) Lack of practice when it comes to past year questions/sample questions

The best way to be good at something is to practice. We know it's a cliché, but there's simply no shortcut to this.

When you practice with past year questions and sample exercises, you can clearly identify what you are weak at and improve the next round. By constantly practising, you will develop a good momentum that will help you when you are answering the actual questions.

Don't be shocked if you were to encounter similar questions that you have experienced during your practice while you're facing your real exams.

Some reference books even provide you with an elaborated analysis of the most frequently asked Accounting topics in the SPM papers throughout the years, so you can even study the trends of the questions that could potentially come out in the next round.

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Through consistent practice of doing past year papers, your grades will improve Photo by Annushka Ahuja-Pexels

What Are The Topics That You Will Learn in Form 4 Prinsip Perakaunan?

Without further ado, let's take a look at the 16 chapters that you will learn throughout your Form 4 and Form 5 studies.

You will learn 9 chapters during your Form 4 Accounting studies.

  • Chapter 1- Pengenalan Kepada Perakaunan (5 subsections)
  • Chapter 2- Klasifikasi Akaun Dan Persamaan Perakaunan (4 subsections)
  • Chapter 3- Dokumen Perniagaan Sebagai Sumber Maklumat (3 subsections)
  • Chapter 4- Buku Catatan Pertama (5 subsections)
  • Chapter 5- Lejar (3 subsections)
  • Chapter 6- Imbangan Duga (2 subsections)
  • Chapter 7 - Penyata Kewangan Milikan Tunggal Tanpa Pelarasan (3 subsections)
  • Chapter 8- Pelarasan Pada Tarikh Imbangan Dan Penyata Kewangan Milikan Tunggal (7 subsections)
  • Chapter 9- Pembetulan Kesilapan (2 subsections)

While you are reviewing these Form 4 chapters from your textbooks, don't forget to complete the sample exercises at the end of each chapter before progressing to the next topic.

You can also make your own notes during revision. Make sure they are well organized so that you can easily access them and combine them with your Form 5 notes later.

Read more about the marking scheme of the SPM Accounting papers here.

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What Are The Topics That You Will Study For Form 5 Prinsip Perakaunan?

As for your Form 5 Accounting syllabus, you will learn a total of 7 chapters.

  • Chapter 1- Analisis Nisbah Kewangan Untuk Membuat Keputusan (1 subsection)
  • Chapter 2- Rekod Tidak Lengkap (3 subsections)
  • Chapter 3- Perakaunan Untuk Kawalan Dalaman ( 3 subsections)
  • Chapter 4- Perakaunan Untuk Kongsian ( 4 subsections)
  • Chapter 5- Perakaunan Untuk Syarikat Berhad Menurut Syer (4 subsections)
  • Chapter 6- Perakaunan Untuk Kelab Dan Persatuan ( 5 subsections)
  • Chapter 7- Perakaunan Kos ( 3 subsections)

At the end of your Form 5 Accounting school lessons, it will be time for you to do a comprehensive recap of what you have learnt in the year before.

Be sure to check out these resources for SPM Accounting past year exams and reference books to refresh your memory on the Form 4 syllabus!

Breaking Down The Latest Format For SPM Prinsip Perakaunan

As mentioned in the earlier paragraph, it's important to know the latest exam format for your SPM Prinsip Perakaunan Paper.

There has been a change in exam format for this subject since 2018, so do not be confused with the previous format in 2012.

Paper 1 [ 3756/1]

  • Number of questions: 40 multiple choice questions
  • Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Total mark: 40 marks
  • Weightage: 20%
  • Assessment: Centralised

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Multiple choice questions in your SPM Accounting Paper 1 can be a breeze if you know the right answering technique. Photo by Nguyen Dang Hoang Nhu on Unsplash

Paper 2 [3756/2]

  • Number of questions: 3 questions in Section A, choose 2 out of 3 questions in Section B (structured)
  • Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Total mark: 100 marks (60 for Section A, 40 for Section B)
  • Weightage: 60%
  • Assessment: Centralised

Paper 3 [3756/3]

  • Type of questions: One project assignment
  • Duration: 3 months (during Form 5 studies)
  • Total marks: 100 marks
  • Weightage: 20%
  • Assessment: School-based, students will be assessed according to the pre-set marking rubrics

Learn how to master your SPM Prinsip Perakaunan Paper 2 like a pro through this article.

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You should be 100% ready to ace your actual exam once you have gotten the above information, right?

Well, maybe you need a little extra time to put all these theories into real practice . You might prefer to get some personalised guidance to check if you are on the right track.

We totally got you covered on this.

Hiring a private tutor is not something new and is an effective and flexible manner to help you in your studies.

Here are 3 effective ways to connect with an experienced and amazing Accounting tutor.

a) Word of mouth/Direct recommendation

Often viewed as the old fashioned way, this method is definitely the most common one when it comes to finding a good tutor.

Don't be shy to ask the people around you and let them know that you are really interested to meet a tutor. You can also ask your school teachers or even direct seniors if they are interested to offer private tutoring lessons.

Knowing your tutor beforehand comes with many advantages. You would have known about their teaching experience and teaching qualification and feel less concerned about the lesson quality.

b) Social media

Next, if you are open to learning from individuals beyond your social circle, social media is a good way to connect with potential tutors. The best feature of social media? There's no "marketing fee" to publish your posts to look for an Accounting tutor.

You can also easily post the same request on different social media channels (Facebook / Instagram/Your own blog) and wait for interested individuals to respond to your post.

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c) Online tutoring platforms like Superprof

We know that time is essence. That's why we highly recommend you to look for tutors from an established tutoring platform like Superprof.

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  4. Only their past students can leave a review on their profiles (to ensure credibility).
  5. The teaching and learning period is flexible, subject to the agreement of both the tutor and student.
  6. You can browse through tons of profiles according to your filtered results before deciding.
  7. That said, you're the one who decides the hourly rate of your lessons since there is a tab for maximum budget on the Superprof homepage.
  8. Online lessons and face to face lessons are available.

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We hope you have enjoyed reading this article and feel more encouraged to excel in this subject. Instead of seeing examinations as a constant difficulty, learn to view them as a challenge that you can overcome victoriously through consistent effort.

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. -Zig Ziglar

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